Wish Upon the Pleiades

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Wish Upon the Pleiades
Hōkago no Pleiades cast 300px.jpg
The cast of Hōkago no Pleiades.
(Hōkago no Pureadesu)
Genre Magical girl
Original net animation
Directed by Shōji Saeki
Written by Daisuke Kikuchi
Shōji Saeki
Studio Gainax
Released February 1, 2011
Runtime 5:01 to 7:15 minutes each
Episodes 4 (List of episodes)
Anime film
Studio Gainax
Anime television series
Studio Gainax
Original run April 2015scheduled
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Wish Upon the Pleiades, also known under the Japanese title Hōkago no Pleiades (放課後のプレアデス Hōkago no Pureadesu?, lit. "After-School Pleiades"), is an original net animation series developed jointly by Gainax and Japanese automaker Subaru.[1][2] The series was released on YouTube in four parts on February 1, 2011 with the English-subtitled version appearing six days later. It will be adapted into an anime film and a television anime series.[3]


Subaru (すばる?)
Voiced by: Natsumi Takamori
Aoi (あおい?)
Voiced by: Ayuru Ōhashi
Itsuki (いつき?)
Voiced by: Kanako Tateno
Hikaru (ひかる?)
Voiced by: Yui Makino
Nanako (ななこ?)
Voiced by: Saki Fujita
The Pleiadian (プレアデス星人 Pureadesuseijin?)
Voiced by: Saki Fujita
Minato (みなと?)
Voiced by: Houko Kuwashima

Episode list[edit]

# Title Original air date
01 "1st Night"
February 1, 2011
A girl named Subaru witnesses a star shower the night before. The next day at school, she enters the viewing room to find a strange magical garden and a boy named Minato. Later on, when her compass is stolen by a strange green blob, Subaru comes across another room filled with oddly dressed girls, one of which is her friend, Aoi. 
02 "2nd Night"
February 1, 2011
As the other girls in this strange club wonder how Subaru came across this room, since it was allegedly sealed by magic, Subaru hears a strange noise, which alerts them to a star shower. Subaru is transformed into a magical girl and joins the others on a magic broom ride to chase after a large star known as an Engine Fragment, which they are collecting to send the club president, the green blob, back to his home planet. As they catch the fragment and shrink it down to size, they are confronted by Minato, who is revealed to be their enemy. 
03 "3rd Night"
February 1, 2011
The girls try to fight Minato off, but Subaru loses concentration when she recognises Minato, who escapes with the fragment and announces he will come for the others in three days. Subaru wishes to continue to help the girls, but Aoi objects. The next day, Subaru returns to the viewing room, only to find it empty and she cries. Subaru runs into Aoi at a bus shelter, where they make up with each other. 
04 "4th Night"
February 1, 2011
The girls confront Minato as he attacks the school looking for the other fragments. As Minato prepares to attack Aoi as she protects the fragments, Subaru stands to protect her where her true powers start to appear. Subaru embraces Minato in the hopes of freeing him, but the evil behind him keeps a hold of him. Minato leaves his jacket to Subaru, who promises to find him some day. Subaru returns to the viewing room, where she finds some beautiful flowers starting to bloom. 


The series was commissioned by Fuji Heavy Industries, maker of the Subaru brand vehicles.[4]


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